There was actually no Sunday brunch today – Beloved had to catch a flight out of Cleveland this morning. He was home all of one day, again. *sigh* Oh, well – we had a VERY nice day together yesterday, and I cooked brunch then. I made a quiche, sausage and this very lovely zucchini bread. It makes two loaves, but freezes well if you can’t eat it all right away. That’s never a problem around here!
makes 2 loaves
1 cup oil – I use Smart Balance
2 cups sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 cups shredded zucchini
1 can (8 oz.) crushed pineapple, drained
3 cups all purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
3/4 teaspoon nutmeg
Preheat oven to 350 F. Using a mixer, beat the eggs well. Add oil, sugar, and vanilla; continue beating mixture until thick and foamy. Stir in the zucchini and pineapple by hand.
In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking soda, salt, baking powder, cinnamon, and nutmeg. A third at a time, add dry ingredients into wet and gently stir after each addition.
Divide the batter equally between 2 well-buttered 5 X 9 inch loaf pans. Bake for 1 hour or until a knife inserted into the center comes out clean. Cool in pans for 10 minutes, then turn out onto wire racks to cool thoroughly.
Twenty Four At Heart has bestowed my blog with the “Sharing the Love” award, saying that it is always an interesting read and that I’m a kind person. All I can say is it takes one to know one. Thank you so much. my friend – you are a sweetheart.
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It’s just good stuff.
Since I can’t find a better way to say it myself – the menopause brain-fog has claimed me for it’s own this morning – I’ll let the lovely lady say if for me:
I know a lot of bloggers love awards as a way of finding new sites. Other bloggers hate them. I am going to pass this award along and I hope those I am passing it to will appreciate it for what it is. My way of letting you know that I admire your writing and your efforts in this crazy blogosphere we operate in.
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Ms. Meta at Adventures at Midlife – this is the second award I’ve passed to her. She deserves it. Her posts always makes me think, even if I don’t comment on or about them right away. In fact, I have plans to post about something she’s posted about – again. This could become a habit.
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